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Wild Poliovirus Outbreak in Horn of Africa, Neighboring Countries Continues Grasp
2013-10-02 09:48:51

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Three young patients from South Sudan in East-Central Africa who had been previously immunized with oral polio vaccine (OPV) have been found to have suspected cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1). The three patients are girls, two of whom are about two years of age and one is eight years old. The girls had developed paralysis sometime between Aug 15 and Aug 24. Genetic sequencing is ongoing to provide a final confirmation of the...

2013-07-16 23:03:21

In this role Lange will work to generate the political will and resources necessary to end vaccine-preventable diseases, strengthen strategic engagement with UN health agencies, and support the UN Foundation’s work with partners on the ground to achieve strong global health outcomes. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 The United Nations Foundation announced today that retired U.S. Ambassador John E. Lange will serve as its Senior Fellow for Global Health Diplomacy. In this role...

New Coronavirus Case Confirmed, Wild Poliovirus Turns Up In Sewage
2013-06-06 09:23:21

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two updates from the World Health Organization (WHO) have surfaced this past week; one details a new case in an ongoing health crisis in the Middle East and another describes a separate virus recently discovered in Israel. MERS-CoV As the health threat continues to rise for infections from Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), the WHO has issued its latest report describing a new laboratory-confirmed case in...

2013-05-21 23:23:59

Rotary International has done its part to help eliminate polio throughout the world over the last 50 years. Now Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is fully behind Rotary International´s efforts, and polio is almost eradicated worldwide. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) May 21, 2013 Rotary International, the world´s largest service organization, has gained additional notoriety lately for their work in conjunction with Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation in making strides towards the...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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